"My passion for halvah (the sesame-seed candy) is no secret. I love its crunchy, gritty, nutty flavor. I first started eating it in Paris at the pâtisseries orientales: the Middle Eastern sweet shops in the fifth arrondissement, near La Sorbonne. The flavor of halvah works well with caramel. Sesame is the new vanilla!"—Bill YossesThe sesame-flavored ice cream for this sundae is fun and unique, but store-bought vanilla ice cream is delicious, too.Recipe reprinted from The Perfect Finish by Bill Yosses. Copyright © 2010 by Bill Yosses. With the permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.This material may not be reproduced, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written permission of the publisher. More Frozen Desserts
The sesame ice cream can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. The caramel sauce and tahini cream can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Halvah is a Middle Eastern confection made primarily from ground sesame seeds and honey. Look for it at candy stores and at specialty shops.